William R. Veal is a Science Educator at the College of Charleston and conducts research with the Distance Education Program for the National Research Center on Rural Education Support in North Carolina. He teaches online and face-to-face K-12 science methods courses. He also teaches a graduate level geology course for preservice and inservice science teachers. Dr. Veal's research focuses on developing web-based science content and science methods courses for online teaching and learning for rural teachers. He also studies how preservice and inservice science teachers develop their knowledge of teaching in contextually diverse settings. Dr. Veal has lived all over the United States and has used these experiences to define his research interests that encompass the inclusion of all students in learning science in rural areas.
Recent Related Publications
Veal, W. R. (2005). Developing model instructional science laboratories based upon scientific authorities. In White, A. & Berlin, D. (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Across Cultures.
Veal, W. R., Brantley, J., & Zulli, R. A. (2004). Developing an online geology course for preservice and inservice teachers: Enhancements for online learning. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education . [Online serial], 3(4). Available http://www.citejournal.org/vol3/iss4/science/article1.cfm
Veal, W. R. (2004). Beliefs and knowledge in chemistry teacher development. International Journal of Science Education. 26(3), 329-351.
Related Research Projects
Dr. Veal has directed several research projects in developing online science courses for instruction that are related to the present work. These include Retooling North Carolina for Earth and environmental sciences (Eisenhower Professional Development Program), SOE technology research group: Proposal for research on Online Learning (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Education), and one project that allows future development of online courses through the development of a technology rich, distance education oriented instructional room. (Developing Model Instructional Laboratories to Decrease the Shortage and Increase the Retention of Science and Mathematics Teachers, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Human Resources & Education, Education Division).